Using Marsala in Your Home

Interior designers around the world were excited when color authority Pantone revealed its 2015 Color of the Year.  As its name would suggest, “Marsala” can be described as a rich, wine color. We should expect to see Marsala frequently on the runways and in home decor throughout the year.

You don’t need a complete design makeover to give your room a little pizzazz. Pantone’s Color of the Year works great with just about every color scheme. Start out simple with some centerpieces, rugs, or even  window treatments to refresh your interior space. Curtains are an easy way to add that pop of color, but don’t take our word for it. Check out these fabulous home decor designs for inspiration on how to use Marsala.

Marsala as an Accent 

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These carefully chosen pillows add just the right amount of color and keep the room feeling light and open. Go a step further and add some tastefully placed window treatments to block out the mid day sun. If you are looking for a splash of color, Marsala’s earthy tone adds a nice contrast in any room.

Lamps, rugs, chairs, curtains, and even a table centerpiece can add that extra finishing touch to your space. Try out some fun accent centerpieces.

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A bold accent wall or window treatments keep a room from looking stark and uninviting. Give your space a modern twist with a dark colored accent wall or drapes.

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As a Contrast 

As a rich, bold color, Marsala certainly makes a statement when set in contrast to a white backdrop.  If you want a complete design makeover, here are some artistically designed spaces using Pantone’s Color of the Year.

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As a Compliment

We think Marsala works as a nice compliment and brightens up the room. Consider a multicolored rug, or custom shades.

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The possibilities are nearly endless because this shade is so versatile. Start out with some accent curtains, a valance or custom shades to add visual warmth to your home.

How will you use Marsala this year?

 

Tips to Preparing Your Home for the Holidays | 3 Day Blinds

tips to preparing your home for the holidays

Holiday Home Tips| 3 Day Blinds

As the last signs of summer fade away and fall is rapidly upon us, I find myself caught somewhere between excited and anxious with the holiday season approaching. The widely agreed upon stereotype of the holiday season is- family, warmth, giving, receiving, joy, thankfulness, and feasting. That’s where my excitement for the holiday season stems from. On the other hand, less popularized notions of the holidays are- stress, uncertainty,  perfectionism, and exhaustion. Hence my feeling of anxiety toward the holiday season.

For me, the holidays mean opening my home to family and friends for our annual Halloween party, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinner. While I love having guests in my home this time of year, preparing my home for company be a bit overwhelming. Over the years I have found a few easy tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays that I am excited to share with you!

Paint trim holiday preperations
Source: Behr Paint

Add a fresh coat of paint | 3 Day Blinds

Adding a fresh coat of paint can polish off a rooms look. I am not suggesting that you go and paint you’re entire living room but focus on small pant jobs like, trim or an accent wall.

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Update with custom window treatments | 3 Day Blinds

Custom window treatments can transform a dull and dated looking space into an stunning, eye- catching room. An additional benefit of choosing 3 Day Blinds window treatments, is that we handle everything. With a free in-home design consultation, we design the perfect window treatment for your home, we measure for that custom fit, and we install- while you relax!

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Source: Pillow- Restoration Hardware, Rug- Wayfair

Add new home accessories | 3 Day Blinds

An easy way to freshin up your homes look is with accessories. Add a new chevron rug, or a few embroidered throw pillows, you will be amazed on how a much a few decorative pieces can make your home feel more welcoming and homey. Looking for home decor ideas check out 3 Day Blinds Pinterest page, you’re sure to be inspired!

Cleaning home for holidays

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Clean, clean and then clean again | 3 Day Blinds

For some reason in the fall and winter moths, no matter how many times you vacuum the floor, leaves, dirt and other debris perpetually end up scoured across the floor. Don’t you wish someone had cautioned you against the white tile and carpet before purchasing your home, now that’s a whole different story! On a serious note, there is nothing more unsettling about being a visitor in a home that is so dirty you are compelled to avoid touching anything. Grab your cleaning supplies and check off- new vacuum from your Christmas wish list, you might need this gift from Santa a little early this year!

Hopefully these easy tips on getting your home ready for the holidays will help you prepare for the fall and winter months that are just around the corner. From custom window treatments to keeping your home spotless, follow these few tips and your home will be holiday ready in no time.

Southwestern Decor | Custom Window Treatments

Southwestern Decor | Custom Window Treatments

3 Day Blinds scours the market to find the best home decorating trends and Southwestern home decor is popping up everywhere, even in custom window treatments. Southwestern home decor is no longer a style limited by geographical areas like Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, but a trend that is emerging in all areas and in all forms.

If you like this trend but aren’t completely sold on revamping your entire homes decor with it, try adding a few Southwestern accent pieces. From eclectic wall decor, to rustic window treatments, to Native American inspired pillows, adding Southwestern pieces to your home can create a rustic and relaxing environment.

Check out 3 Day Blinds favorite ways to bring this new trend into your home below!

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Trend Report: Chevron Print Window Treatments

A motif of the past reemerges as one of the top fashion trends. Geometric shapes are popping up all over the market, but the print that we all can’t get enough of is chevron.  The zigzag pattern is everywhere- pillows, dresses, cell phone cases and custom window treatments!

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Source: Christie’s Greek Pottery

To say, chevron is a timeless pattern, is meant quite literally. The zigzag pattern dates back to 1800 B.C. in Greece. The print originated in pottery, furniture, and other interior items. The Art Deco Movement, in the 1920’s and 30’s revived chevron print and was popularized by home décor and clothing items.Chevron Print Window treatments

Today, chevron is back on the market and more prominent than ever. Why the obsession with the simple zigzag print? Well, for one, it’s suited for home décor items, especially window treatments. Chevron print adds textural interests without being overwhelming, making it a great print to pull into your homes décor. Secondly, there is something aesthetically soothing about symmetrical and linear patterns when used throughout the home.

To see how chevron print window treatments complement your homes decor, or if you are just interested in seeing our new collection of fabrics, schedule a free in-home design consultation today!

Royal Window Treatments

Source: Huffington Post

Source: Huffington Post

It’s a boy for Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Inspired by of the newest addition to the royal family, here are some tips on how to transform your place into a palace.

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Red is Royal

Whether it’s red painted wall, accent pieces or curtains and draperies, red symbolizes lushness and riches. 3 Day Blinds draperies in Kimberly Cardinal will give any room a touch of opulence and sophistication.

Royal home decor

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Modern Elegance

Not looking to totally recreate the Buckingham Palace, use baroque accent pieces to achieve a modern spin on royal home decor.

Royal home decore

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Glittery & Intricate

If there are two things that royalist love in home decor, it’s anything glittery and intricate. While traditional tones are golds, reds and purples, this neutral room is intricate and sparkly, certainly fit for a modern day royal.

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Consider Curtains & Drapes

The royal philosophy, more is more, certainly applies to their vision of home decor. Enormous and grand curtains are one of the most recognizable trends in royal decor. Not only did beautiful draperies add to the opulence royals were looking for, but they were a heating and insulation necessity. 3 Day Blinds has a variety of draperies made from stunning interior fabrics that can help you transform your place into a palace. 

Hopefully these royal decor tips have inspired you bring the opulence into your home. A great place to start is with your window treatments

After all, at 3 Day Blinds- You’ll love the “royal” treatment.